Fingerprint scanner stopped working

The fingerprint scanner has been deactivated / disabled on my GS290 for some reason. I can’t even see related settings in my phone anymore. Almost as if the feature has been completely removed from the phone. I’m now using pattern to unlock my phone.

Bank apps recognised the fingerprint feature is missing and is now prompting me with passcode
to log in.

Anyone else experienced this with Gigaset phone ?